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Caring for Elderly Parents Inflames Old Sibling Rivalries


From The Globe and Mail. Published on Monday, Feb. 08, 2010

Inheritance. End-of-life decisions. Dividing assets. Senior housing. Dementia. Boomers with aging parents face myriad issues – not the least of them being sibling rivalry, writes Francine Russo in her new book, They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy.

Ms. Russo writes of the “twilight transition,” a generational crisis that has millions of boomer-aged brothers and sisters reuniting to care for their aging parents. The sombre reunions are inflaming old sibling rivalries as adults deal with the end of their “first family.”